Showing posts with label exfoliant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label exfoliant. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

My Not So #WordlessWednesday - The get 'new' skin edition! #PerlierOnHSN (+Nab $5 off!)

I'll keep it brief butterflies as it's Wordless Wednesday and all (although if you've been here more than a minute, you know full well I can rarely keep it wordless!).

Perlier Volcanic Thermo Renewing Scrub, ifabbo, #PerlierONHSN
Perlier Volcanic Thermo Renewing Scrub

Volcanic Rocks + Thermal Water and micronutrients that are essential and vital to the cells in the skin combine in this scrub, that does more than just exfoliate, it rejuvenates and smooths the skin in a way that truly leaves it soft and feeling brand 'new'! It's like at an home spa treatment - you know without the wait time, having a stranger scrubbing you up, and high prices! (I'll just say that the only part of the iFabbo experience I don't like is that postcard proclaiming 'Aren't you Spoiled', reviewing skincare is hard work!) :-)

Nab it for a discount: Do you want to have the most fabulous time you can possibly have in the shower? Sure you do! Score $5 off Perlier's Volcanic Thermo Renewing Scrub by entering iFabbo5 on HSN! (UM, you're totally welcome!)

My Take:

It's the quality of Perlier's ingredients that never fails me, and because I test a lot of beauty products, my skin can sometimes react and get sensitive or even break out more and with Perlier's skincare products I get no bad reactions or breakouts and I will admit I'm a total sucker for body exfoliating products but the biggest standout perk for me with this one is that it doesn't leave my bathtub all sticky, slippery and gross like many body exfoliators tend to do because those mostly rely on the oils to counter-balance the exfoliation process. My skin truly feels renewed after using this, it's not slippery or oily, just super smooth and I ADORE the scent on this one so much! If they are reading this, I think I now need the Perlier Volcanic Thermal Spa 3-piece Collection in my life!

What is your favorite body scrub? (Please share, I'm always game for trying new ones!) And Bloggers please post the link to your Wordless Wednesday Post or WW Linky Hops as a comment here so we can visit you too! (Just play nice, no giveaway links for Wordless Wednesday OK?)

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FTC Disclosure: I am a member of the iFabbo Shop Program and I received the Review Item above for Editorial Consideration. This is not a compensated post and all opinions are 100% my own!  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Friday, September 23, 2011

{Review} St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub and Cleanser!

I remember using the St. Ives Apricot Scrub in my teens and when I heard they had a new scrub out I definitely wanted to try it! I have always had acne prone skin, and my first preference is to treat it, not just cover it up.

My skin can sometimes be a bit sensitive, and many formulations on the market to treat acne, tend to strip my skin and leave it way too dry. What I like most about St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub and the Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser is that it does not strip my skin or dry it out. The Cleanser is in liquid form, and I love to use it with my Clarisonic, together I find that it leaves my skin with a deep clean feel.

The scrub is a lot gentler than the original Apricot Scrub, so it can be used daily. This scrub is not as grainy as the Apricot scrub, it's a bit finer and more gentle on the skin.

Because I use my Clarisonic often, it was hard to tell if the scrub made a substantial difference on my face, but I really do like the Cleanser in liquid form (remember you should not use exfoliant scrubs with your Clarisonic, liquid or cream cleansers only). Clarisonic Cleansers are quite pricey, and the St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser is a great value and delivers great results with the Clarisonic. It's great to be able to achieve the same results with a much cheaper price tag.

My clarisonic also has a body brush, but I do like using the St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub as a hand exfoliant, I did find it left my hands smoother, and was great before a manicure! Great drugstore gems to help keep your skin fab, and still stay on budget!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

{CLOSED} Borghese Spa Bella Gift Set Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Borghese! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's Annual Mother's Month Buying Guide Giveaway, brought to you by:

Yes it is still Mother's Month at Ascending Butterfly, with all the craziness of BlogWorld 2011 finally coming to an end, I'm catching up on emails, entries and of course blog posts. I wanted to get this post up before BlogWorld, but I didn't get a chance, so I want to start by thanking our dear friends at Borghese for their patience.

I've been using Borghese products (my personal longtime fave is the Fango Mud Mask) well before my Blogging Days, so when I recommend them, I do so because they are a brand I buy anyway!

This week I've been in 'go go go' mode with very little rest (felt much like the Energizer Bunny), with a back to back schedule that left little time for adequate hydration and my skin really paid for it! While makeup has its place, the foundation for great skin is taking good care of it. And even if you have oily or combination skin, it still requires proper hydration to maintain it's health! This weekend aside from trying to catch up on much needed rest, I am planning on some 'at home spa day' treatments to thank my skin for putting up with the abuses I put it through this week!

Spa Bella Mother's Day Gift Set

Pictured Above: Spa Bella Mother's Day Gift Set

Included in the Set:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Gel Delicato Gentle Makeup Remover - a luxurious and lightweight gel that never robs skin of moisture as it lifts away makeup. (I love not having to tug at my skin to get makeup off, especially now as we are approaching summer. This time of year I switch to waterproof everything, requiring a very solid remover, I love having a remover that gets it all off, but doesn't dry or strip my skin in the process!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fango Active Mud for Face and Body  - Stimulate and firm the skin while gently detoxifying. (This is my favorite Mud Mask of all time! It never over dries my skin, and it makes my face look just like my skin does after a pricey spa facial treatment!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Sali Esfoliante Salt Scrub - Purifies your skin. (I love salt scrubs, your skin needs exfoliation year round, many people cut back on them in the summer which is actually a mistake, the dead skin cells need to be sloughed off your skin or they clog your pores, so don't cut back on your exfoliation routine just because the weather is getting warm!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - CuraForte Moisture Intensifier - Allows moisturizing products to perform to the max and provides lavish hydration. (Use much like you would a makeup primer, especially if you are more partial to mineral/powder foundations)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Cura di Vita Protettivo Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 - I love this and use it daily, it offers SPF protection, hydration and doesn't make my skin oily.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fluido Protettivo Advanced Spa Lift for Eyes - With my jam packed schedule, I never skip this step! I'm also prone to dark circles from my dads side of the family so I really try to make a concerted effort to use products that help with under eye circles.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tono Body Creme - Give skin the moisture it needs for a healthy glow. If you are going to spend the day at the beach you can put on your sunblock during the day, and then use this at night after your shower, your skin will thank you for it in the morning!

All packed in a perfect-for-summer Straw Tote lined with signature “B” pattern. A $209.00 value, priced at $52.50.

My Take

This is a great gift not just for Mother's Day but a perfect gift for summer month birthdays too! Attending a pool party at a friends house? Dinner party during the summer months, bring this as a hostess gift. It's unique, thoughtful and will be very much appreciated! And this set couldn't possibly be more timely since this is the start of Memorial Day Weekend.

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Borghese have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner will win the Spa Bella Mother's Day Gift Set!

Don't you just ♥ Borghese? I know I do!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsors are fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.